Federal Security Service (FSB) director Nikolai Patrushev told that in
the two years period his service has prevented more than 2 million
hacker attacks on the sites of the Russian government, including more
than 300,000 attacks on the Presidents website.
According to him, "targeted and integrated hacker attacks using data
encryption algorithms to block information systems are becoming more
widespread over the Internet now. Following the successful attack
perpetrators raise the financial requirements for the provision of key
to decrypt the users data.
A similar incident occurred in one of the fuel and energy organizations
in the country. Failue in the enterprise operation could have lead to
paralysis of life in several regions of Russia. Technological units of
FSB took swift action to deal with the consequences of the incident.
Patrushev said the priority task of the state was to coordinate the
activities of federal executive authorities to establish a system for
the prevention and detection of computer attacks on critical segments of
the information infrastructure of the country.
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